Thursday, June 23, 2011

Declaration UN International Widows Day on June 23

Why support International Widows Day?
  • 245 million widows and over 500 million children suffer in silence worldwide.
  • Over 100 million widows live in poverty struggling to survive.
  • Widowed women experience targeted murder, rape, prostitution, forced marriage, property theft, eviction, social isolation, and physical and psychological abuse.
  • 1.5 million widows’ children die before their fifth birthday.
A Hidden Calamity - The plight of Widows painting by Reeta Sarkar

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